Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- The text is single-spaced; uses a 11-point font; figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
Review articles should be complete, critical evaluations of the existing state of knowledge in a particular topic or area within the scope of the journal. Rather than a 'collage' of detailed information with a complete literature survey, a critically selected treatment of the material is desired; unsolved problems and possible developments should also be discussed. The introduction of a review article should primarily introduce the non-specialist to the subject as clearly as possible. A review should conclude with a section entitled 'Summary and outlook' in which the achievements of and new challenges for the subject are outlined succinctly. Length: a review article manuscript should consist of a maximum of 20 pages of text, footnotes, literature citations, tables and legend; there should be no more than 30 references.
Opinion and Perspectives
Opinion and Perspectives should present a personal view on a topic within the scope of the journal. Keywords should be provided by the author(s). These articles may contain topical, historical or biographical information on relevant research, technologies and future research needs.
Articles should be comprehensive, fully documented reports of original research. They should be concise but with complete results and conclusions. Authors are encouraged to take advantage of the Web features available (including 3D animations, video and sound). Manuscripts should be divided into the following sections, each beginning on a new page: Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and methods, Results and discussion, Conclusion and outlook, Acknowledgments, Abbreviations list, References. See Author Guidelines for more information
Commentaries are short, narrowly focused articles that are usually commissioned by the journal. These articles are generally not peer-reviewed.
The JNPhi publishes reviews of books that are either newly published, or that have newly come to the attention of advisors. In the latter category, the book's topic can make all the difference. Book Review submissions should not exceed 600 words, including author, title, date, publishers, number of pages, cost, ISBN, references cited as well as the reviewer's name and institution. Make notes as you read since reviews should go well beyond what can be found in the book's table of contents. This process not only makes writing the review much easier it helps you quickly highlight the book's strengths and weakness. As you make notes from your review book, be sure to jot down the page number of any quotation you'd like to use.
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